Soochow University
Long-term Program of Chinese Language

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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Non-Degree
Entry Requirements: Any education background is acceptable
Duration: 1 Year
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2020
Applocation Deadline: Jul 31,2020
Tuition Fee: CNY 7500 per semester
Application Fee: 50 USD (Non-Refundable)


  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

The course is designed to prepare the students wishing to study Chinese. Each class has 10-20 students. The course opens in each February and September. Classes are arranged five days a week, 20 to 24 hours per week in total. Students who attend all the classes and pass the examinations can get a Soochow University Certificate upon completion of the program.

Courses of Chinese Language Programs
Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Conversation, Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading, Chinese Viewing-Listening-Speaking, Extensive Chinese Reading, Reading from Chinese Press, Modern Chinese Phonetics, Chinese Writing, Translation, Calligraphy, Ancient Chinese, Classical Literature, Chinese Grammar, Chinese Folk Custom, Calligraph, etc.
Course load of Chinese language courses
22 hours per week, 4 hours each morning (8:30~11:50), Monday through Friday. Also available are such elective courses as Chinese History, Chinese Calligraphy, Traditional Chinese Painting, Taijiquan (shadow boxing) and Chinese Wushu. The minimum enrollment for each course is 20 students. These courses are taught in the afternoon.

Semester Schedule
Spring Semester opens in late February and lasts till July 10;
Fall Semester opens on September 1 and lasts till late January of next year;
Winter Vacation: February;Summer Vacation: July & August.

Program Fees:
Tuition fee: 7500CNY per semester;
Registration fee: 250 CNY per semester;
Books: About 200CNY per semester

Entry Requirements

1.Be in good health

2.Aged between 18 to 60 years old

3.Be interested in Chinese

Application Materials

1Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

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